Game of Thrones – Season 7 Episode 6 “Beyond the Wall”

While it had lots of little jumps, Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall was ultimately a very fun to watch but entirely predictable plot filler. The writers needed to get from point a to b and even up the two sides, resulting in an episode that could pretty much have taken only ten minutes for the same effect. … More Game of Thrones – Season 7 Episode 6 “Beyond the Wall”

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Game of Thrones – Season 7 Episode 3 “The Queen’s Justice”

The Queen’s Justice was just what I needed after the let downs of season seven, episode 2. Overlong battle scenes were replaced with plotting and out-manoeuvring, shaking up key characters, and a brilliant, well-timed death. It was a lot of what I love most about the series. … More Game of Thrones – Season 7 Episode 3 “The Queen’s Justice”

Game of Thrones – Season 7 Episode 2 “Stormborn”

After the success of episode 1, “Stormborn” was one of the more disappointing Game of Thrones episodes. There was more lazy culling of storylines and an overlong sea battle with too little variation to sustain it, all added to the fact that there was no significant progression to the overall narrative. … More Game of Thrones – Season 7 Episode 2 “Stormborn”

Stravaganza: City of Flowers (2002)

Young carers don’t appear often in media, and it’s even rarer that I enjoy the way their stories are told, but Sky from Mary Hoffman’s Stravaganza: City of Flowers is the most accurate representation of my experience as a carer that I have ever come across. Add to that a great world, interesting premise, and lovable characters, and it’s definitely one of my favourite books. … More Stravaganza: City of Flowers (2002)